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Digital Forensics Analyst

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Dependable Global Solutions (DGS) seeks a Digital Forensics Analyst to support a DOD Office of Inspector General program. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Provide OIG Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) Office Cyber Field Office with digital forensics-focused information technology and administrative support to improve the operational posture and enhance the daily operations of the unit to conduct its mission activities.
  • The day-to-day functions will consist of activities to further the unit’s capabilities by developing and deploying sound and well-documented digital forensics-related products and services, provide ongoing support, and implement improvements that advance the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit in supporting cybercrime investigations.
  • Review and provide updates to maintain the reference materials library (i.e., ISP contact list, intelligence bulletins, etc.) which is used by the investigators to conduct cyber investigations.
  • Provide support to conduct research and provide recommendations in the areas of digital forensics, evidence collection, examination/analysis, detection, anti-forensics, encryption, artifacts from current and emerging computer operating systems, and computer based monitoring of criminal activities directed against DOD information systems or networks, or those of defense contractors.
  • Provide support to assist DCIS in conducting monitoring and analysis of sources for criminal activities or indicators of criminal activity directed against DOD information systems or networks, or those of defense contractors.
  • Route data and analysis to the appropriate unit personnel in accordance with federal sensitive and classified data handling policies and procedures.
  • Provide support to make recommendations and assist with processes to prepare, monitor, and report on the procurement of computer and network equipment and services to support digital examination and cyber investigations.
  • Provide engineering-type support to improve the unit’s digital forensics capabilities through conducting research in all areas of information technology and digital forensics; developing forensically sound procedures, tools, and standardized software loads - based on the Microsoft Windows/Server and Linux operating systems; obtaining latest program-supported software; and documenting all work products in the form of standard operating procedures and weekly activity reports.
  • Develop, test, deploy, update, and patch computers, forensic software, such as Access Data FTK or Guidance Software’s Encase and forensic equipment, such as writeblocks and standalone data acquisition devices (imagers), and various types of network equipment, such as switches, routers, and monitoring devices.
  • Provide support to assemble, configure, modify, test, maintain, and prepare computer, digital forensics, and network equipment to support the continual operational use of digital forensics and cyber investigations.
  • Develop quick user guides to standardize practices across the organization and increase efficiency.
  • Sanitize, prepare, and label digital media for operational use

QUALIFICATIONS

  • DoD Secret Clearance required
  • Proficiency in relevant software and programs as described above

Required certifications:

  • ISFCE CCE - Certified Computer Examiner
  • SANS CGFA-Forensic Analyst or GCFE- Forensic Examiner
  • ISC(2) – CCFP - Certified Cyber Forensics Professional

Possess one or more of the following operating system-based certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
  • CompTIA Linux+ and CompTIA Server+
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